For students from New Mexico interested in a career in math, science or engineering, a positive undergraduate research experience can make the difference towards a successful career.

At this year's 11th annual Summer Biomedical Research Symposium, approximately 30 students from the University of New Mexico from two different research programs present their research Monday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Science and Math Learning Center on UNM's main campus. 

Student presentations include research in the areas of bioengineering, immunology, botany, biochemistry, genomics and other areas of biomedical research.

For the first time in the symposium's existence, a keynote speaker, Dr. Lino Gonzales, will be featured part of the activities, Gonzales, a top protein biochemist at Genentech/Roche Pharmaceuticals, a highly successful biotechnology company in northern California, will speak at 3 p.m.

Dr. Lino Gonzales is the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Summer Biomedical Research Symposium.

For a complete schedule, visit: 11th annual Summer Biomedical Research Symposium.

The annual Biomedical Research Symposium is sponsored by Initiatives to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) and  Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP).

These programs provide research opportunities and mentoring to approximately 50 UNM undergraduates and graduates each year, and prepare students for admission to Ph.D. program and research careers.

The symposium is also supported by the UNM Department of Biology and the National institutes of Health